Greeting and Gift Cards Now Available at Post Offices

September 20, 2011 

The U.S. Postal Service’s greeting card program, available at participating post offices nationwide, has added more selections, including patriotic cards and American Express gift cards.

Now it’s easier and more affordable than ever for customers to find the perfect card. From fancy to inexpensive, the new “value line” of greeting cards are priced as low as $2 and range to $3.75, a lower overall average price than previous lines.

The new line of cards combines selection with convenience by allowing customers to purchase, stamp and mail their greeting cards while conducting other postal business.

Celebrating American values, a line of patriotic-themed greeting cards called Everyday Cards for Everyday Heroes is now available. Featuring “Americana”-styled photographs and sentiments such as “Freedom is so rarely free,” the cards recognize military personnel, public servants and first responders like firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians. Everyday Cards for Everyday Heroes are perfect for those who have selflessly touched our lives.

The cards also are ideal for thanking medical professionals, teachers, volunteers, parents and other everyday heroes who go above and beyond to serve their communities. Everyday Cards for Everyday Heroes come in eight designs, each selling for $2.95.

American Express gift cards in varying amounts are also available for purchase at your local Post Office. Remember, you never pay sales tax when shopping at the Post Office and gift card activation fees are less than at most retail stores. If the Gift Card is ever lost or stolen, the remaining balance can be refunded or replaced.

For more information about purchasing stamps, stamps by mail, postal regulations, a free subscription to USA Philatelic magazine, Post Office events, the location of the nearest postal store or contract unit, or for answers to your specific Postal Service questions, contact USPS at 1-800-275-8777, or visit

To schedule a presentation for your community, club or group on how to get ready for holiday shipping, bring the Post Office to your home or office computer, get discounted postage for packages and have free Priority Mail shipping boxes delivered to your door call 239-573-9638.

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Mr. Zip’s Tip: USPS has sold more than 6 billion Forever stamps since they were introduced in 2007.

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A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 150 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. We’re everywhere so you can be anywhere: With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government,, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $67 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world’s mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 29th in the 2010 Fortune 500. Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency six consecutive years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.

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